Hospitainer for surgery and deliveries heading for Syrian-Jordanian border.
Hospitainer provided UNFPA with a mobile hospital in a 40ft container, for treatment of refugees in ‘the Berm’. The Berm is a strip of desert at the border of Syria and Jordan where thousands of Syrian refugees are trapped between a war and a country they cannot enter. The refugees end up in camps with lack of almost every basic need such as food, shelter and medical care.
UNFPA will use the mobile hospital for surgery, deliveries, C-sections and other needed healthcare in the refugee camps. The hospitainer contains a delivery room, recovery area, scrubbing area and an operation theatre. Technical installations are all integrated in the unit. For the waiting area, foldable covers with benches are included. Hospitainer will also provide medicine and all essential equipment like an ultrasound machine, sterilizer, incubator and vacuum aspiration. It is self-sufficient; a generator, electrical system, water tank and filtration are also included. Lab equipment, like a blood analyser and urine analyser, is also included in the unit.
Privacy in camps
The robust characteristics of the container provide a very sustainable solution in crowded areas like a refugee camp. It also provides a much needed safe haven and privacy for women so they can receive treatment, give birth or recover from gender-based violence.
An asset of this Hospitainer compared to other healthcare solutions is the ability to quickly deploy and retract the facility, making it suitable for the humanitarian emergency in Syria. The mobile hospital can quickly move geographically when the situation requires so.
*Over 75.000 estimated refugees, three-quarter of them women and children.*Flimsy, makeshift tents in camps.
*Winter, temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius.
*Access to food very limited since closure of border 21th of June.
*No food provision since August, reports of malnutrition.
Source of statistics and map: MSF.org